Tennis Court Groundbreaking

VLPRA Breaks Ground on New Tennis Courts

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is holding an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center expansion on Wednesday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM.  

VLPRA is adding six new courts to the current 12-court facility.  When complete, the full 18 courts will allow more space for community tennis players, lessons, clinics, and local school practices.  They will also provide an opportunity for state, regional, and possibly national tennis tournaments, bringing another avenue of sports tourism to Valdosta and Lowndes County.

The short ceremony will be held at the site of the new courts, near the corner of Patterson Street and Burton Avenue.



VLPRA is grateful for our robust tennis program and beautiful tennis center at McKey Park.  Because of the popularity and growth of the sport, the need arose for new courts.  The Authority is now in the process of building an additional six courts at McKey Park.  The addition will be completed by the fall.  The new courts allow for continued free play as well as offer an avenue for larger tournaments. 

While this is a VLPRA project, the Authority worked with various community groups and planners.  VLPRA has taken great care in creating a lush landscape at the project's completion and has worked with the City of Valdosta's arbor division to ensure that the trees planted in the new landscape will be appealing and environmentally appropiate.  You can see a conceptual rendering below.  What the concept does not illustrate up close is the landscape plan for the area between the courts and Patterson Street.  The plan calls for oaks, loblolly pines, azaleas, and various flowering trees in that area and around the courts to provide greenspace and curb appeal.    

Thank you for your patience as we progress on this project and we look forward to a beautiful final result.